Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Alternative Truth


Just as certainly as advances in technology created the information age; the abuse of that technology has created the age of misinformation.  Truth is defined as a verifiable and undisputed fact, proposition or principle.  Truth is not someone’s personal perversion or misinterpretation of facts, but the actual, unadulterated facts themselves.  While someone’s personal perspective will affect their perception or comprehension of facts, perspective and comprehension do not change the facts.  The pursuit of knowledge and truth has benefits. Adherence to the alternative to truth has consequences.  SC

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

An alternative planet?


So, along with health care and public schools, now they're doing away with the Environmental Protection Agency. Its only the planet at stake. Surely they can find some alternative planet to go along with their alternative facts, their alternative truth, their alternative reality, and their alternative love of God and Creation.  SC

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Would you like to have your prayers answered and grow closer to God?


I’ve been following Christ, with varying degrees of success, for a long time. During that time, I’ve sent up all variety of prayers. In my experience, if you pray to receive a blessing, the results may be discouraging, but if you pray for opportunities to be a blessing, you’re rarely disappointed.  SC

Monday, February 13, 2017

Never diminish the future in deference to the past.


There are those among us who stubbornly deny reality and cling to the past. I sympathize and share your tendency. That being said, science is the observation and classification of provable facts, and denying facts is foolish and expensive. While knowledge of the past is admirable, a bright future depends on science and technology. Some see a bright and prosperous future as a result of education, while others continue to believe the world is flat. I myself am a reasoning person of faith. Cherish your faith, but not at the expense of reason. Never diminish the future in deference to the past. SC

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Under whose god, you may well ask.


I Pledge Allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic
for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all
.

Under whose god, you may well ask. The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion. Unfortunately, there are those who choose to interpret these words very differently in order to support their own biases and agendas. They have entirely missed the true, original, and intended meaning of our Constitution and its very first amendment. They prefer an alternative meaning. That, in my humble opinion, is at the heart of our problem. What we have here is a failure to communicate and comprehend the basic principles of our American ideals of Liberty and Justice for all. We have citizens who passionately wave the flag and the Constitution, while entirely overlooking the very first amendment which the founders believed essential to the Republic’s success.  SC

Monday, February 6, 2017

The only thing we have to fear is ourselves. 


Down through the eons of time, empires, dynasties, and eminent civilizations, have achieved great heights, and then come down like the salmon leaves of autumn, brought low by the same troublesome human nature that has hobbled mankind since Cain cudgeled Abel. Learned philosophers and renowned historians have devoted their lives to the study of these events, producing ponderous, voluminous anthologies, which grace the shelves of celebrated centers of higher learning all over the world.  And today, when similar behavior threatens our own aspiring metropolis, we scratch our head and wring our hands and wonder what the hell happened.  I feel tremendous empathy for people as individuals. As a species, I think we’re highly overrated. The only thing we have to fear is ourselves.  SC